At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, City of Red Deer crews responded to reports of a potential gas leak at Bennet Drive and Gaetz Avenue. Multiple agencies responded and the leak was contained at approximately 1:25 p.m.
There continues to be a strong smell of gas in the area; however, there is no safety risk to the public at this time. Road closures were in place while crews worked to investigate the cause of the leak and follow clean-up procedures. Evacuated residents and businesses are being allowed to return to the area as crews deem it safe to do so.
All other citizens as are encouraged to avoid the area, if possible, as there is still heavy traffic.
The cause of the leak is still being investigated, and crews will remain on scene for the next several hours.
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For more information, please contact:
The City of Red Deer